POSTED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 3:04am
New Orleans, La — United States Attorney Jim Letten announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Assistant United States Attorney Salvador Perricone. Perricone submitted his resignation, retiring from the United States Attorney Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana effective close of business on March 19, 2012.
Former Assistant United States Attorney Perricone’s departure does not at all preclude the continuation of the investigation we requested by the Office of Professional Responsibility.
Speaking to this development, United States Attorney Letten stated:
"In the immediate wake of former AUSA Perricone’s departure, our partners in government and law enforcement and the citizens we serve must know that absolutely none of the comments, criticisms, or characterizations made were in any way reflective of my views or opinions – or those of the Department or this office or our people. To the contrary, we resoundingly reject the caustic criticisms and sentiments expressed in these message.
Also, make no mistake about it. We are strong. We are focused on our singular mission of protecting the safety, rights and freedoms of all of our citizens. And as we move forward, we are ever-strengthening our partnerships and pursuing our investigations fairly, and without missing a step.”